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Sourcing Manager - Hard Surfaces

Shaw Industries, Inc. - Ringgold, GA

Position Overview:  The role of Sourcing Manager is a primary component of Shaw’s Strategic Procurement and Strategic Sourcing Models. The Sourcing Manager executes Shaw’s sourcing strategy via expert leadership and ownership of the source-to-pay process. Shaw’s strategy seeks to ensure the company benefits from the best price, quality, and service from suppliers by facilitating team-based procurement decision-making, creating process efficiencies and providing outstanding service. The Sourcing Manager has a primary role in facilitating the category team collaborative process including negotiating strategic supplier relationships and for creating and implementing procurement process efficiencies company-wide and is committed to doing so with a high degree of customer service.Position Responsibilities:The Sourcing Manager will report to the Sourcing Director for Hardwood/Laminate and manages and negotiates multiple categories of spend (direct and/or indirect spend). The Sourcing Manager position is responsible for understanding customer needs and becoming an integral part of their team while balancing the role of leading and developing his/her staff. Responsible for executing complex and global sourcing strategies to provide business-building innovation, assurance of supply, superior cost management and uncompromising stewardship - primarily for select outsourced products categories.  Key responsibilities include the development and execution of sourcing strategies, delivery of cost savings through project management and effective supplier relationship management with strategic suppliers. Management of others is expected, while also managing complex relationships with critical suppliers – typically global suppliers. General Administration
Exhibits expertise in assigned category or categories
Experienced with sourcing systems and processes
Lead and/or participate on category teams
Lead strategic vendor review meetings
Manage or delegate price exceptions
Manage or delegate item attribute maintenance
Manage or delegate order follow-up and order confirmation process specific to the category being sourced
Oversee the management of the purchase requisition process to include non-catalog items
Oversee vendor and company compliance with agreements
Manage and approve vendor maintenance (adds and changes)
Facilitate special requests on behalf of the Sourcing Director
Oversee on-premise services for compliance with Risk Management requirements
Ensure supply market research data is available to support business decisions across the enterprise.
Responsible for defining and implementing transaction efficiencies in the procurement of hard surfaces categories
Understand cost drivers and supply/demand dependencies.
Review market research including category, competitor, and trend information in order to make appropriate buying and sourcing decisions.
Understand and report purchase price variance for products in the category
Oversee or delegate the management of match exceptions and claim resolutions

Manage analysis and reporting
Facilitate the negotiation strategy for each area of manage spend
Participate in category review meetings with cross-functional team members to manage overall performance. Including a review of category projections versus actual and make adjustments as needed (annual, quarterly and monthly).
Develop and execute supplier contracts
Facilitate and drive supplier utilization (strategic supplier utilization)
Manage the goals and performance of direct reports achieving desired strategy
Remain current on best practices within an industry by participating in research, building relationships and conducting supplier site audits
Commit company funds based on authorized user requirements, company policies and ethical standards
Customer Focus
Interact with suppliers to manage the day to day supplier relationship and execute the defined strategy for the category
Manage the overall resolution of quality or non-conformance issues

Manage internal and external communications
Strives to understand customers’ expectations (whether internal or external) and works to meet or exceed them while remaining mindful of business objectives
Special Assignments
Routinely attend trade shows to remain current on industry developments
Work on special teams or projects that require sourcing expertise and involvement
Presents information to Shaw leadership as requested
Local and overnight travel is required. International travel may be required.
Core Competencies
Plan & Organize
Deliver Compelling Communication
Building Trusting Relationships
Influence Others
Demonstrate Good Judgement
Coach & Support

Job Requirements
Position Requirements:4 year degree AND sourcing and procurement experienceOR8 years of sourcing and procurement experience (including negotiating experience) with similar categories of spend, in an organization of similar size and scope and 2 years of supplier facing leadership experiencePreferred Skills:
Category experience related to categories being sourced
International business experience preferred
Laminate experience preferred
Professional Certification in a Supply Chain Related Area (i.e. C.P.M., CPSM, CPIM, etc.)
Experience with supplier facing leadership
Location: Plant RP, Ringgold GAHours: 8:00 - 5:00

8 days

Shaw Industries, Inc.


Sourcing Manager - Hard Surfaces Shaw Industries, Inc. - Ringgold, GA, United States


Location: Ringgold, GA

Company Profile:
Shaw got its start in 1946 as Star Dye Company, a small business that dyed tufted scatter rugs. The events that transformed the company into the world's largest carpet manufacturer are too numerous to write or even fully know. But the philosophy guiding those events meeting customers, determine their needs, and supplying those needs hasn't changed much through the years.